Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Pew survey says Indians favour ‘aggressive stance’ in Kashmir

Srinagar/New Delhi: Indians want the government of India to adopt an “aggressive stance” in “disputed” Jammu and Kashmir, according to a survey by the American think tank, the Pew Research Center. The survey, available on the Center’s website and titled ‘Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular’, said that more than 60 percent of its […]

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Soura boy’s custodial killing: Counsel admits CRPF involvement

Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar on Wednesday granted two weeks time to state prosecuting officer to go through the case details of Umar Qayoom, teenager who was allegedly beaten to death by around half a dozen policemen and CRPF men in 2010 at Soura main market. The teenage boy had suffered internal bleeding which […]

Court rejects policeman’s bail in Wamiq Farooq case

Court rejects policeman’s bail in Wamiq Farooq case

SRINAGAR: A trial court in Srinagar on Tuesday refused to consider a second bail application for constable Mohammad Akram, accused of involvement in Wamiq Farooq killing, citing reason that the accused has to get orders from J&K High Court. The other accused assistant sub-inspector, Abdul Khaliq, was released on interim bail on 17 October, after […]

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Police report on 1990 Handwara massacre names no BSF trooper

Srinagar: Four years after a petition was filed in the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the DIG Police on Wednesday submitted a report on the 1990 ‘Handwara Massacre’, saying “BSF men killed 14 persons including a former legislator and a police cop”. The report reads that on 1st October, 1990, police personnel namely Abdul Hamid, […]

SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SHRC orders govt to investigate 2,080 unmarked and mass graves of Poonch and Rajouri districts

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) directed the state government to file a compliance report within six months with regard to 2,080 unmarked graves identified at Poonch and Rajouri, the twin districts of Jammu. The commission also directed the government to present before it a comprehensive forensic report, including DNA testing, on all the […]

JRL calls for shutdown on Oct 27

JRL calls for shutdown on Oct 27

SRINAGAR: Terming October 27 as a “black day” and “the day of mourning” for Kashmiris, the joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has called for a complete shutdown on Friday. In a statement, the leadership said, “Seventy-one years back, India without any constitutional and moral justification forcibly […]

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